NanoClear® is a proprietary nanoparticle-based formulation that increases oil recovery in new completions and that can be used to revitalize producing wells.
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How does NanoClear® work?

NanoClear® contains nanoparticles which are 10-30 nm in size and are able to penetrate natural and induced fractures where traditional proppants do not reach.

Shown here under Scanning Electron Microscope are NanoClear®'s nanoparticles coating the inside of a core which reflects the nanoparticles’ capability to alter wettability.

NanoClear® has a significant impact on improving oil recovery as demonstrated in core flood testing.
  • Residual oil saturation post NanoClear® treatment dropped by 21%.

  • Effective water permeability improved by 8% during flowback post NanoClear® treatment.

  • NanoClear® can effectively sweep pore spaces in the core mobilizing the oil, thereby resulting in higher oil recovery.

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Wettability alteration: contact angle & IFT


Contact angle testing has been completed on various cores. This image shows the contact angle between a water droplet and oil covered Eagle Ford Shale rock. The presence of NanoClear® reduces contact angle by 22%. In comparison testing, NanoClear® demonstrated a reduction of 16% in contact angle vs. traditional nanofluid.

Interfacial Tension (IFT) between Texas crude oil and different aqueous phases was measured. NanoClear® reduced IFT by 42%. In addition, NanoClear® had a 20% reduction in IFT compared to traditional nanofluid demonstrating NanoClear®’s higher performance.


Emulsification Testing

Tests were conducted to evaluate de-emulsification capability of NanoClear®. As shown here, NanoClear® provides a fast separation of oil and water with a more distinct interface and higher clarity.